Germanicus

For those interested in the history of classical ideas and how Roman antiquity may be used to comment on contemporary concerns, Jo-Marie Claassen’s (Stellenbosch) newly published English translation of N.P. van Wyk Louw’s Germanicus will provide ample food for thought. This work, based on Tacitus’ Annales 1 – 3, recounts the story of the death of Augustus and the dynastic wrangling after his death. Written during the height of Apartheid, this work has become a key text for the study of the complex literary heritage of one of the greatest South African literary figures while at the same time providing a fascinating commentary on literary critique and censorship during this period in South African history. Details here: Germanicus Publicity 2-1

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